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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Back in Time

It was a really great experience. It was like going back in time while we were on the train ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven R
Best biking!!

This was our second biking visit to Jim Thorpe. The rails to trails here are wide and well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deborah R
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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The 1-hour, 16-mile round-trip follows the Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. High-rising cliffs and mountain scenery surround the train along the route to Old Penn Haven. You will see hikers, rafters, mountain bikers, and wildlife along the railroad. You will learn about railroad lore, wildlife, the history of the anthracite coal region, and the people who launched America into the Industrial Age. Seasonal days and hours apply throughout the year. Call for more information or visit our website for current schedules.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Susquehanna Dr, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-3735
+1 570-325-8485
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really great experience. It was like going back in time while we were on the train ride. It is a beautiful relaxing journey especially in the fall with the leaves changing color it is just beautiful. I would recommend it 100% and...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second biking visit to Jim Thorpe. The rails to trails here are wide and well maintained with easy access and parking. Depending on where you join the trial the path is a gentle downhill or uphill. My daughter and I started the...More

Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on many train excursions and this one was pretty good. Great views of the River! It was cold so we didn't think about paying extra for open cars.

1  Thank Bo R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my daughter and niece on the train ride May 27,2017. We paid extra to be on the open air car. As soon as the train took off coal pieces started flying everywhere getting in peoples eyes, after a little while it subsided, then...More

Thank jami a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very enjoyable ride. The scenery was awesome. The sound system wasn't so good in the car we were in however, we were lucky to have a conductor that more than filled in the details of what we were seeing. He had all sorts of good...More

Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Memorial Day weekend, it was nice to see the Steam locomotive 425 on our ride, the tickets are very reasonably priced. The open air cars provide a nice view of the Lehigh river and the mountains, you can also do the...More

1  Thank Achintya C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were camping in the area and looking for fun things to do in Jim Thorpe. The steam engine and older rail cars beckoned us to ride. We have kids 12 and 9 and both were excited and interested in the ride. Train runs at...More

1  Thank Alicia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't come with great expectations but was pleasantly surprised! Reasonable cost, nicely refurbished passenger cars, quality presentation. On our visit we were fortunate to have a steam locomotive pull our train. I always enjoy being able to see a steam locomotive pull a train,especially while...More

Thank Marlin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice scenery throughout the train ride. Train is going along the Lehigh river and the trail. We have seen many bikers going in trail. It is narrated trip, they have explained very well. Staffs are very supportive and helping. Ride took around 1.5 hours.

Thank William A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely not worth the price. If you sit on the left side of the train, there is nothing. Avoid the train if you can do anything else.

Thank Jiefan Z
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there air conditioning or good air flow in the standard cars for when the summer hits?
7 June 2017|
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Response from Bo R | Reviewed this property |
No air. Not sure was chilly the day that we rode.
does the train go from drums to jim thorpe
16 May 2017|
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Response from GriswoldsNj | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so . I would call to ask
Jennifer W
Does the train only take passengers on certain days?
4 February 2017|
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Response from wiseguys4jc | Reviewed this property |
There re various opportunities for the train rides. It depend son the type of ride you want to take.